Care recipient (cr) is not driving safely and needs safety tips

Try: Encourage the cr to implement the following suggestions provide support and encouragement as needed focus solely on driving when behind the wheel avoid distractions such as looking around at the scenery instead of the road turning head to talk with a passenger eating or drinking turning the radio dials heating air conditioning controls and so on reaching for something talking on the phone text messaging drive defensively at all times for example do not tailgate others allow plenty of distance from the car in front of you in case that driver slows down or makes a suddent stop if other drivers are tailgating you get out of their way as soon as possible and let them pass pull over if you need to this temporary inconvenience is a lot better than getting rear ended anticipate what can go wrong because it probably will adjust your driving accordingly for example that kid on a bike will probably turn right in front of your car before you can drive by the car that shouldn’t pull out in front of you at an intersection probably will drive the speed limit or slower if driving conditions warrant do not consistently drive under the speed limit for no apparent reason driving too slow can be as dangerous as driving too fast this will create a safety hazard with other inpatient drivers who are prone to take chances when in a hurry you should not drive if you cannot turn your head to see cross traffic or to back up the car do not drink and drive

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Categories: Maintenance, Medical Physical

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References: Adapted from monika white doug russell joanna saisan and gina kemp 2009 senior driving safety tips warning signs and knowing when to stop available at helpguide com

Keywords: Driving driving safety distracted while driving

*This information is listed as a Tip and is not explicitly medically licensed

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